AKW launches contemporary and easy-to-use shower for users with reduced mobility
UK provider of accessibility solutions AKW has launched an easy-to-use and stylish smart electric shower – the AKW SmartCare Lever.
AKW says the new BEAB CARE certified electric shower features the contemporary styling of its existing SmartCare range but also comes with an easy-to-use lever handle. Designed with end-users with vision impairments and limited dexterity and mobility in mind, the AKW SmartCare Lever shower can be quickly retrofitted, without any re-tiling required.
Boasting a simple design, a large centrally located lever contains a prominent ‘on-off’ switch and the lever can be easily grasped and turned to control the shower’s temperature, AKW highlights.
For those with visual impairments, the shower has audible temperature control clicks, large red and blue temperature symbols and a large back-lit power button. It also has a matte anti-glare finish to reduce glare for those with dementia.
Thermostatically controlled to avoid scalding, the unit has rounded surfaces and edges for additional safety and comes with an easy-adjust shower head and two-metre anti-kink smooth hose to make showering easier for end-users.
Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW, said: “Our AKW SmartCare Lever shower is not only easy to use, but easy to install as well. This shower makes life easier for those with mobility or dexterity issues and is also ideal for those who have visual impairment challenges.
“As well as promoting showering independence for longer, the SmartCare Lever shower is also a stylish addition to any bathroom or wet room.”
With eight electrical and water entry points, dual power blocks for left- or right-hand wiring and cable and pipework compatibility, the AKW SmartCare Lever shower is easy to install. It can be retrofitted on the majority of original shower footprints.
Available as 8.5kW or 9.5kW options, the shower also has the option of wireless connectivity to all AKW DigiPump shower waste pumps.
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